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NYC: Empire State Building Tickets & Skip-the-Line

NYC: Empire State Building Tickets & Skip-the-Line

Likely to sell out Booked 42 times yesterday

From US$ 47.91 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 42 times yesterday

Ascend to the 86th floor for panoramic views across 6 states from the highest 360-degree open-air viewpoint in New York City. Go even higher with the 102nd floor combo ticket.

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Duration 45 minutes - 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

What customers loved


  • Enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of New York City from the 86th floor Observation Deck - located in the very heart of NYC
  • Set your sights even higher by choosing the combo ticket to the 102nd floor
  • Experience two attractions for the price of one – the Observation Deck on the 86th Floor and the Interactive Museum on the 2nd Floor
  • Upgrade to the Express Ticket option, skip all the lines and enjoy the red carpet
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
Full description

Choose between a General Admission ticket to the 86th floor outdoor observation deck or a Combination Ticket with access to the newly renovated 102nd floor, showcasing floor to ceiling windows. You can also upgrade your experience with an Express Ticket.

The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond. You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture.

Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits. The 80th Floor also features a range of exciting art exhibits. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby. The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck is the highest 360-degree open-air observatory in New York, outfitted with heaters to keep the cold at bay. The Empire State Building is more than a spectacular view - it is the most Instagrammed landmark in the USA. Your entrance also includes a downloadable multimedia experience, available in 9 languages. This app also includes videos, image galleries, quizzes, and maps showing nearby points of interest. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby as you exit this remarkable building.

  • General or skip-the-line ticket depending on option selected
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck, interactive immersive galleries, 2-storey architectural model of the building
  • Access to the 102nd floor (if option selected)
  • Art Deco Lobby
  • Downloadable multimedia app featuring audio guide in 9 languages
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality
  • Booking fees and sales tax
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • All guests must pass through airport-style security to access the Observatory. Please avoid glass items, sports equipment, marking instruments (paint/markers) & any packages/luggage
    • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
    • Free entry for children under 6 years old
    • Free downloadable multimedia app with audioguide in 9 languages is included
    • Booking fees and sales tax are included
    • Free Wi-Fi in the building
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 7205 reviews

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    Fantastic, tick the box, experience. No queues whatsoever which was totally unexpected and a joy. Friendly guides and we had as much time as we wanted. Thought we would be moved on in the museum bit at the start so don’t rush as it’s interesting! Loved the interactive part with the life sized workers so be great or have more things like that.

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    October 26, 2022

    You could go straight to the entrance. No queuing with us, we were there in the early afternoon, there is probably more rush in the evening. Good guidance system through the building, staff try hard, are very friendly. We were able to go through the security check and up to the observation deck with 2 small children, including trolleys and food, drinks,... 2 large backpacks... Nobody said anything.

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    September 24, 2022

    Enjoyble, great view, was almost going to leave without visiting the outer viewing area as was not made aware this was available to visitors. We found the staff at the door were very rude to visitors queueing at the front entrance. They were shouting at us about staying in line and the time thet would allow us access. No need for it and gave a very bad first impression. Staff inside were pleasant and helpful. I

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    September 21, 2022

    Product ID: 6195